Ladysmith Show & Shine 2019

August 17th, 2019

Ladysmith Show & ShineOn the third Saturday in August, First Avenue in downtown Ladysmith is lined with various makes and models of beautiful and treasured cars and motorcycles.

In 2018, the event was held on Saturday, August 18th. It all started at 10:00 am and wrapped up at 3:00 pm. In 2019, that falls on August 17th.

Download 2019 registration form

2019 Show Shine poster

Tour de Rock

The 2018 Tour de Rock Cops for Cancer did their first “full dress” practice ride on Saturday, August 18th and arrived in Ladysmith at 11:30 am. The welcoming was huge and the Tour has now decided to make Ladysmith one of their stops, during their practices, during the Town’s annual Show and Shine, which is held on the third Saturday of August. The tour riders raised over $800 in donations just during their practice run in Ladysmith.

Tour de Rock 2018
Tour de Rock 2018

2018 Award Winners

The winner of the People’s Choice Award was Lance Andreows (pictured with the Ladysmith Ambassadors) for his 1969 Dodge Charger
Ambassadors Ella, Maia and Andrea present Derek Attwell from Nanaimo with the trophy and prize for third place in the People’s Choice category. Brady’s Powder Coating and Sandblasting donated a total wheel refinishing package.
David Stalker Dodge Demon
Rod Run 2018, featured car was David Stalker’s Dodge Demon

Jim on the grill cooked up the best Egg and Bacon Brekky Sandwich that was a big kick to an amazing day.


Partial proceeds from the show were donated to local area charities.

Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

LCU Insurance

Silver Sponsors

Pacific Coast Mustang Association2

Town of Ladysmith

Roberts Street Pizza

Palmer Leslie

Little Valley Restorations

Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

Bumper to Bumper

Integra Tire Ladysmith


Market 2 All

Bronze Sponsors

Mr. Tee

Ladysmith Maritime Society

In The BeanTime

PA and sound supplied courtesy of:


Brady's Powder Coating

Detail Buddy

Auto Glym

Central Towing

Smile Essentials


Ladysmith Kinsmen

Rod Run

Friday, August 16th, 2019

A&WJason and Lori Kelland from the A&W host the Friday night Rod Run, to be held on August 16th in 2019 (the night before the Show & Shine) from their restaurant at the Husky Station just north of Ladysmith.

David Stalker Dodge Demon
Rod Run 2018, featured car was David Stalker’s Dodge Demon*

*One of only 300 in Canada, the 2018 Dodge Demon is a very limited edition vehicle.  It is the world’s fastest quarter mile production car as well as the world’s fastest 0 to 60 production car ever made.

Participants are invited to start showing up at 4:00 pm to get a spot and enjoy some great “timely” entertainment as well as the famous Ladysmith A&W burgers, root beer, fries and fantastic service!

The Rod Run will leave the A&W at 7:00 pm and be escorted into Ladysmith where they travel through the roundabout and along First Avenue. The run goes to Davis Road, across the highway, down to Saltair, then back to the A&W for final party and wrap up.

There are prizes and great stories to swap!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is the Show & Shine?

Saturday, August 17th, 2019.

When is the Rod Run?

Friday, August 16th, 2019.

When does Early Bird discount end?

August 9th, 2019.

Contact Us

Ladysmith Show & Shine
PO Box 1396
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A9
250-245-2263 (Duck Paterson)

Get in touch below with questions or comments and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.  We look forward to hearing from you!